The highlighted video features firsthand accounts from survivors, families, and speakers as they share their personal experiences of the CARES program. The intent is to help engage and educate emergency care professionals, key decision-makers, and the larger resuscitation community about the program’s influence. Our goal has always been to drive change through the ‘measure and improve’ model and help translate quality improvement to lives saved from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Please visit for more information. We are eternally grateful to the survivors, families, and speakers who shared their personal experiences as part of this effort. Without these stories, this video would not have come to fruition.

We would also like to thank the following organizations for their photo contributions to this video:

  • Anchorage Fire Department, AK
  • CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, CA
  • Durham County EMS, NC
  • GMR San Francisco, CA
  • Huron Valley Ambulance, MI
  • James Miller/Columbus Division of Fire, OH
  • Lincoln Fire & Rescue, NE
  • New Castle County EMS, DE
  • New Orleans EMS, LA
  • SaveMiHeart, MI
  • Spokane Fire Department, WA